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March 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

February 21, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daddy Daughter Prince & Princess Dance  Mar. 1
Princesses are invited to have an exciting night out with their “Prince Charming”. Activities include dinner, dancing, crafts and games. $20 per person.
6:30-8:30pm / Yorba Linda Community Center
(714) 961-7100 / www.yorbalindaca.gov

Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade  Mar. 2
“Everyday Heroes” Entries in the popular event range from civic and veterans organizations to school bands, floats, vintage automobiles, and light-hearted novelty groups. The parade also honors citizens who have served the community and those who have served the nation in time of war or national emergency.
11am / Laguna Beach / www.lagunabeachparade.org

GEMfest  Mar. 2
For Middle School girls in grades 6 through 8! Become part of the Girls Empowerment Movement to make changes in your life, your school, your community, and the world. Free snacks, a delicious lunch and a gift bag full of awesome swag.
9am-2pm / Sage Hill School, Newport Coast / www.gemfestoc.com

Los Olivos Community Park Dedication  Mar. 2
The event will showcase the new 12.5-acre park, which features lighted baseball and soccer fields, a lighted basketball court, four tennis courts, and a musical-themed playground inspired by the former Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.
4-6pm / 101 Alfonso, Irvine / www.cityofirvine.org

Parenting OC’s Annual Summer Opportunities Jamboree  Mar. 2
This year, Jamboree will have special guests, along with games and many new exhibitors featuring family travel destination spots, summer camps, and school information. The Aquarium of the Pacific will be in attendance with the acclaimed Aquarium on Wheels, and back by popular demand is the Bubble-Dash Games. Come on down for this fun-filled, free family event.
10am-3pm / Discovery Cube Science Center, Santa Ana
(714) 630-4510 ext. 8 / www.parentingoc.com

Pacific Symphony: Lantern Festival  Mar. 2
Takes place 15 days after the Lunar New Year and marks the return of spring, representing the reunion of family. Decorate your very own lantern, take in live music, try your hand at solving a riddle, take a Chinese folk dance lesson and more!
11am-5pm / Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa
(714) 556-2787 / www.pacificsymphony.org

Festival of Whales  Mar. 2-3 & 9-10
Celebrates the return of the once-endangered California Gray Whale. In addition to whale watching, the festival includes a kick-off parade, Sand Sculpting, Ocean Awareness Day, musical entertainment, on-the-water Concert, Whale of a Block Party, Art Shows, Pancake Breakfast, BBQs, Kids Interpretive Crafts, Classic Car Exhibits, Lectures/Seminars at multiple venues including the Ocean Institute, Historic Walking Tours, Paddling Events, Sailing/Rowing/Kayak/SUP Demos, plus much more!
See website for schedule. / Dana Point Harbor
(949) 472-7888 / www.dpfestivalofwhales.com

German Style Carnival FASCHING  Mar. 3
Families with children ages 4-17 are welcome to join an afternoon filled with activities, dances and games lead by teachers of GermanSchoolCampus.com.
3-6pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

Tustin Hangar Half Marathon & 5k Race  Mar. 3
These races are designed to raise the maximum amount of funds for nonprofits and charities while showcasing one of the most beautiful and historic cities in Southern California.
7am-noon / The District at Tustin Legacy
(714) 544-5341 / www.tustinhangarhalf.com

Hoag Classic  Mar. 6-10
Each year, the tournament raises over $1 million for Hoag and other local charities, totaling more than $20 million in its history-making, and is the most philanthropic event on the PGA TOUR Champions. Additionally, it attracts a field of professional players that rivals any major championship in golf.
8am / Newport Beach Country Club / www.hoagclassic.com

South County Pet Expo  Mar. 9
This family- and pet-friendly event will feature rescue groups with many loving animals available for adoption, fun and exciting canine demonstrations, local vendors providing all manner of pet products and services, food trucks and giveaways.
10am-2pm / Lake Forest Sports Park
(949) 858-1000 / www.adoptocpets.org/events

La Habra Races  Mar. 9
Includes a 5K race for all ages, as well as a 1K Kiddy Run (ages 6-9 yrs.) and a 50-Yard Diaper Dash (ages 3-5 yrs.).
6-9am / La Habra Marketplace Shopping Center
(562) 383-4211 / www.lahabracity.com

Kite Party  Mar. 9-10
Kite fliers connecting face-to-face with people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to connect with. Kite Party is about socializing with people we have known for years, and meeting people we will know for years.
Huntington Beach Pier / www.kiteparty.com

Surfin’ Sundays Concert Series  Mar. 9-10
Enjoy shopping from local vendors on Saturdays and live music on Sundays throughout the Summer. Pier Plaza concerts are from 11am-5:30pm. Vendors will be in Pier Plaza all day, from 8am-5pm during the months of summer.
8am-5:30pm / Huntington Beach Pier Plaza
(714) 465-4350 / www.surfingmuseum.org

Cherry Blossom Festival  Mar. 15-17
A FREE day of fun for the whole family filled with Japanese food, music, dance, cultural performances, and games and crafts for the kids. This festival is in support of the over 30-year student exchange relationship Huntington Beach shares with their sister city of Anjo, Japan.
Huntington Central Park / www.hbcbfest.com

El Presidente Ball  Mar. 16
Journey back to the late 1800s of early California and let the Fiesta Association show you how “the West was fun” at this western style dinner dance. Enjoy some great food and old-fashioned fun while dancing under the stars (weather permitting) to live country-western style music.
6-10pm / El Adobe de Capistrano, SJC
(949) 493-1976 / www.swallowsparade.com

Multicultural Fair at Sage Hill School  Mar. 16
Taste home-cooked delicacies from virtually every nation represented at Sage Hill; enjoy non-stop musical and dance performances; bid on tantalizing baskets of themed goodies; browse the ethnic bazaar; and plenty of entertainment.
11am-4pm / Wilkins Town Square, Newport Coast
(949) 219-0100 / www.sagehillschool.org

Kids Night Out-Spring Break Party  Mar. 16
Spring Break brings plenty of opportunities for students to play outdoors. A light snack will be provided.
2-5pm / Stanton Central Park / http://ci.stanton.ca.us

Newport-Mesa Spirit Run  Mar. 17
Twelve racing events plus a 5k Family Walk and Toddler Trot. In between races, participants and spectators enjoy the Youth & Fitness Expo is located adjacent to the start/finish area in Edward’s Big Newport. A fun family expo showcases products and services of community businesses. Bungee jumping, rock climbing, a skate park, massage, running footwear and apparel, shopping, and more.
6am / Fashion Island, Newport Beach / www.nmspiritrun.org

Saint Joseph’s Day at the Mission  Mar. 19
Live mariachi music, community presentations, Special Guest “Swallows Speakers”, Mission Basilica School performances, ringing of the historic bells and History of St. Joseph’s Day and Swallows Legend. Free for Mission Members.
9am-3pm / Mission San Juan Capistrano / www.missionsjc.com

Swallows Day Fiesta Grande  Mar. 20
Best Dressed Old West Man, Best Dressed Old West Woman, Best Belt Buckle, and the Hairiest Man (best mustache and/or beard). There is a $5 entry fee (pay when you arrive) per category for each contestant entered. For the more timid, spectators are always welcome at the hilarious Fiesta Grandé.
6-9pm / Swallow’s Inn, SJC / www.swallowsparade.com

Swallows Day Parade & Mercado  Mar. 23
The nation’s largest non-motorized parade. The Mercado is a Street Fair and Market Place where you can eat, drink, and shop. Listen and dance to the music of The Working Cowboy Band, a traditional country music band.
11am / Downtown San Juan Capistrano
(949) 493-1976 / www.swallowsparade.com

Huntington Beachcruisers Meet  Mar. 23
A popular gathering of beach cruising vehicles manufactured through 1972, featuring nomads, woodies, VW Transporters, convertibles, steel wagons and other beach cruisin’ vehicles of the era. Vehicles will be on display throughout the weekend along Main Street and in Pier Plaza.
8am-4pm / Downtown Huntington Beach / www.hbcruisers.com

Mad Hatter Children’s Tea Party  Mar. 23
Guests will be treated to a delicious lunch and sweet treats, take part in a photo op with tea party characters and enjoy fun games and crafts. Tickets are $10 per person; complimentary for children under 12 months.
11am-2pm / Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club
949-709-0010 / www.samlarc.org

Birthday Bash  Mar. 24
Exciting plans are in progress for LOCA’s biggest fundraising celebration to date. The public is invited to enjoy amazing food and wines, interactive art activities and art auctions.
4-7pm / Neighborhood Congregational Church-Bridge Hall, Laguna Beach
(949) 363-4700 / www.locaarts.org

CRY OC – Holi By The Sea  Mar. 24
Bring color to a Child’s Life! Celebrate HOLI – The Festival of Colors! with Child Rights & You America, Inc. – Orange County, and ensure a brighter and more colorful future for children everywhere. Be ready to get very colorful and enjoy Amazing Bollywood music by Fusion Sounds!
11am-3pm / Bolsa Chica State Beach / www.cryamerica.org

Swing for the Sea Lions  Mar. 25
Benefiting Pacific Marine Mammal Center. 18 holes of golf on the Jack Nicklaus-designed course, lunch provided by Chick-Fil-A, beverages provided by Laguna Beach Beer Company, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and more, a buffet dinner and contest opportunities. The helicopter golf ball drop, silent auction, dinner and awards ceremony follow at 5pm.
Noon-7pm / Aliso Viejo Country Club
(949) 494-3050 / https://pmmcgolf.accelraising.com

CrabFest 2019  Mar. 29
Hosted by the Huntington Beach Lions Club. Enjoy all you can eat salad, chowder, crab and shrimp! During the event there will be a silent auction, raffle and live auction. Fundraiser will benefit a number of local charities and organizations, including Off the Streets Huntington Beach, Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach and many others.
4-7pm / Huntington Beach Senior Center in Central Park / www.eventbrite.com

Jazz Festival 2019  Mar. 29-30
Friday Concert: Enjoy small bites from the best local restaurants. Mix and mingle while enjoying hosted bars, a silent auction and more. Saturday Jazz Gala: A four-course gala dinner presented by the Executive Chefs from Monarch Beach Resort, The Ranch at Laguna Beach, Montage Laguna Beach, and The Laguna Cliffs Marriott.
Ocean Institute, Dana Point / www.ocean-institute.org

Laguna Niguel Senior Games  Mar. 30-31
Soccer, basketball, bocce ball, billiards, pickleball and table tennis. Opening Ceremony: March 29 at 6pm at Sea Country Senior and Community Center.
(949) 425-5151 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Glitterfest  Mar. 31
This event features a collection of creative folks who express their talent through mixed media art. It includes handmade jewelry, sculpture, primitive dolls, paper whimsy and more!
10am-3pm / Spring Field Conference Center, Fullerton
(714) 573-1025 / www.glitterfest.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

March 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

February 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomatomania! at Roger’s Gardens  Mar. 2-11
The world’s largest (and most fun) tomato plant sale! Scott Daigre and his staff of Tomatomaniacs offer an astonishing selection of over 200 varieties of heirloom and hybrid tomato plants, including new varieties for 2018 & the Tomato of the Year.
9am-6pm / 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Corona del Mar
(949) 640-5800 / www.rogersgardens.com

Parenting OC’s Annual Summer Opportunities Jamboree  Mar. 3
Jamboree will have special guests, along with games and many new exhibitors featuring family travel destination spots, summer camps, and school information. The Aquarium of the Pacific will be in attendance with the acclaimed Aquarium on Wheels, and back by popular demand is the Bubble-Dash Games.
10am-2pm / Discovery Cube Science Center, Santa Ana
(714) 542-2823 / More Info

Oso Fit – Mission Viejo Community Health Fair & 5K Fun Run  Mar. 3
Hosted by the City and Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce, the event is an extension of the annual Community Health Fair and in honor of the City’s 30th anniversary celebration this year. The Community Health Fair features something for all ages including a host of free screenings.
7:30-11am / Oso Creek Trail
(949) 441-0602 / More Info

Festival of Whales  Mar. 3-4 & 10-11
In addition to whale watching at the height of whale watching season, festival includes a kick-off parade, Sand Sculpting, Ocean Awareness Day, musical entertainment, on-the-water Concert, Whale of a Block Party, Art Shows, Pancake Breakfast, BBQs, Kids Interpretive Crafts, Classic Car Exhibits, Lectures/Seminars at multiple venues including the Ocean Institute, Historic Walking Tours, Paddling Events, Sailing/Rowing/Kayak/
SUP Demos, plus much more!
See website for schedule. / Dana Point Harbor
(949) 472-7888 / www.festivalofwhales.com

Dachshund Races  Mar. 4
Come see these short legged but swift ‘wiener dogs’ race to the finish line once a month at Old World Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog-friendly patio. 3pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

C.R.Y. Holi On The Beach  Mar. 4
Presented By: Child Rights & You America, Inc. – Orange County Action Center. The Festival of Colors! Open to all – just be ready to get very colorful with about 500 of your favorite friends and enjoy Bollywood music! Indian food and snacks will be available for purchase. Come have fun – and help raise money for Child Rights!
11am-3pm / Bolsa Chica State Beach
(714) 512-6499 / www.america.cry.org

Lantern Festival  Mar. 4
Celebrate the Year of the Dog with Orange County’s Pacific Symphony with this free family event. Enjoy music, dance, food and lantern decorating to mark the end of the Lunar New Year.
12pm / Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa
(714) 556-2787 / www.pacificsymphony.org

Toshiba Classic  Mar. 7-11
Each year, the Toshiba Classic attracts a field of professional players that rivals any major championship in golf, creating compelling competition for our fans. In 2018, the Toshiba Classic will benefit the Mary and Dick Allen Diabetes Center which provides comprehensive services for those with risk for diabetes regardless of their ability to pay.
Newport Beach Country Club
(949) 660-1001 / www.toshibaclassic.com

Pet Expo  Mar. 10
Please feel free to bring your well-socialized, dog/people-friendly dog. This one day event offers a variety of informative groups, retailers, groomers, veterinarians and pet rescue organizations – everything you need to know for a happier, healthier pet!
10am-2pm / Lake Forest Sports Park
(949) 462-3450 / www.lakeforestca.gov

Irvine Park Railroad Easter Eggstravaganza  Mar. 10-31
Hop on over with family and friends to enjoy this fun and exciting springtime event. Children can meet and have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny as well as participate in several activities that are located throughout the area.
Weekdays 10am-4pm, Weekends 9am-6pm / 1 Irvine Park Road
(714) 997-3968 / www.irvineparkrailroad.com

Rodeo Round Up Car Show & Maker Fair  Mar. 16
Celebrate our student body and treat the community to an afternoon of fun with bouncers, trackless train, trick roper, panning for gold, face painting, classic + exotic car and vehicle show, local business and maker fair, music, photo booth set ups, food trucks, petting zoo and much more! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.
3pm / Enders Elementary, Garden Grove
(714) 663-6205 / www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us

Weekend of Art in Los Alamitos  Mar. 16-17
Calling all artists! All ages and abilities welcome. Sculpture, ceramics, spoken word, music, photography, painting, drawing, dance, wood working, print and more. Registration must be received by March 5.
Fri 5-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm / Los Alamitos Community Center
(562) 430-1073 / www.cityoflosalamitos.org

Spring Craft Boutique  Mar. 16-17
Unique, one-of-a-kind crafts, seasonal and year-round gifts and décor, wearable art, jewelry, florals, baby items, tasty goodies and much more from over 250 vendors! KidWatch babysitting service is available for $2.25 per hour per child.
Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm / Brea Community Center
(714) 990-7771 / www.ci.brea.ca.us

Musink  Mar. 16-18
This year’s event will showcase more than 100 world-renowned tattoo artists and feature musical performances by the Descendents, Fear, Strung Out, the Adolescents, Lil Yachty, Machine Gun Kelly and the Fever 333.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
(714) 708-1500 / www.musinkfest.com

El Presidente Ball  Mar. 17
Journey back to the late 1800s of early California and let the Fiesta Association show you how “the West was fun” at this western style dinner dance. Enjoy some great food and old-fashioned fun while dancing under the stars (weather permitting) to live country-western style music.
6-10pm / El Adobe de Capistrano, SJC
(949) 493-1976 / www.swallowsparade.com

Multicultural Fair at Sage Hill School  Mar. 17
This colorful, fun-filled event showcases and celebrates Sage Hill school’s–and the community’s–amazing cultural diversity. Taste home-cooked delicacies from virtually every nation represented at Sage Hill; enjoy non-stop musical and dance performances; bid on tantalizing baskets of themed goodies; browse the ethnic bazaar; and plenty of entertainment for the kids. Wilkins Town Square – Sage Hill School, Newport Coast
(949) 219-0100 / More Info

Glitterfest  Mar. 18
This event features a collection of creative folks who express their talent through mixed media art. It includes handmade jewelry, sculpture, primitive dolls, paper whimsy and much, much more!
10am-3pm / Spring Field Conference Center, Fullerton
(714) 573-1025 / www.glitterfest.com

Cherry Blossum Festival  Mar. 18
A FREE day of fun for the whole family filled with Japanese food, music, dance, cultural performances, and games and crafts for the kids. This festival is in support of the over 30-year student exchange relationship Huntington Beach shares with their sister city of Anjo, Japan.
10:30am-5:30pm / Central Park Bandstand
www.hbcbfest.com

Saint Joseph’s Day at the Mission  Mar. 19
Live mariachi music, community presentations, Special Guest “Swallows Speakers”, Mission Basilica School performances, ringing of the historic bells and History of St. Joseph’s Day and Swallows Legend.
10am-3pm / Mission San Juan Capistrano
(949) 234-1300 / www.missionsjc.com

Friends of the Library Authors’ Luncheon  Mar. 20
Authors D. P. Lyle and David Putnam speak about their books and careers at a luncheon hosted by Friends of the Huntington Beach Library.
Noon / 7111 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach
(714) 375-8429 / www.fotlhb.com

Swallows Day Fiesta Grande  Mar. 21
This night of Old West entertainment consists of four contests rolled into one! Best Dressed Old West Man, Best Dressed Old West Woman, Best Belt Buckle, and the Hairiest Man (best moustache and/or beard). For the more timid, spectators are always welcome.
6-9pm / Swallow’s Inn, SJC
(949) 493-1976 / www.swallowsparade.com

Swallows Day Parade & Mercado  Mar. 24
This is the nation’s largest non-motorized parade. It is totally organized and presented by the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association. The Mercado is a Street Fair and Market Place where you can eat, drink, and shop at over 100 booths. It is THE place to be after the parade! Listen and dance to the
music of The Working Cowboy Band, a traditional country music band.
11am / Downtown San Juan Capistrano
(949) 493-1976 / www.swallowsparade.com

Laguna Niguel Bunny Bonanza  Mar. 24
Crafts-Games-Face Painting-Entertainment Instructor Showcase – meet the Parks and Recreation class instructors. Touch a Truck” – kids will get to climb, work on and “drive” a fun work truck, including trash, fire, and Sheriff’s Department. The Easter Bunny will also be hopping around! No egg hunt.
9am-noon / Chapparosa Park
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Lake Forest Egg Hunt/ Festival of Colors  Mar. 24
11am-1pm / Etnies Skate Park: 20028 Lake Forest Drive
(949) 461-3511 / www.lakeforestca.gov

Discovery Cube’s Bubblefest  Mar. 24-Apr. 8
Pop into Spring Break with this bubble spectacular, featuring hands-on family fun, the return of Deni Yang and the Mega Bubblefest Laser show! Bubblefest provides learners of all ages the opportunity to discover more about the science behind the soapy fun.
10am-5pm / Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana
(714) 542-2823 / More Info

Aliso Viejo Community Cup  Mar. 29
Shotgun start is at 11am with dinner and an awards ceremony following at 5pm. This event benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley.
11am / Aliso Viejo Country Club
(949) 542-4112 / www.bgccapo.com

Zedtown  Mar. 31
Zombie defense mobilization efforts are now underway as OC residents prepare for an impending zombie invasion experience–armed with only foam blasters. Grab your opportunity to be a part of this blaster battle that follows a plot, evolving as players interact throughout the game.
10am & 5pm / OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
(763) 324-7889 / More Info

La Habra Spring Family Eggstravaganza  Mar. 31
This fun, family event includes an Eggs-Treme Kid Zone, as well as games, crafts, inflatables, balloon twisters, music & more. Also features a Community Resource Fair put on by the La Habra Family Resource Center.
8am-noon / La Bonita Park
(562) 383-4210 / www.lahabracity.com

Stanton Easter Egg Hunt  Mar. 31
Egg hunt, pancake breakfast and resource fair.
9-11am / Stanton Central Park
(714) 379-9222 / www.ci.stanton.ca.us

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title